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The baby whale was caught in the net at Laguna Bay, in Noosa, Queensland, before being rescued

Heart-warming moment when a humpback calf is freed from shark nets for a popular beach

  • A baby whale was trapped in a shark net at Laguna Bay, in Noosa, Queensland
  • Footage showed the coast guard on a boat trying to free the animal
  • Eventually the whale was saved and he swam over the net without any problems
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A humpback calf was released after being caught in a shark net.

The baby whale was caught in the net at Laguna Bay, in Noosa, Queensland, before being rescued on Thursday morning.

Video footage showed the Marine Animal Release Team of Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol on a boat trying to free the animal from where it was stuck.

The baby whale was caught in the net at Laguna Bay, in Noosa, Queensland, before being rescued

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The baby whale was caught in the net at Laguna Bay, in Noosa, Queensland, before being rescued

Video footage showed the Marine Animal Release Team of Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol on a boat trying to free the animal from where it was stuck

Video footage showed the Marine Animal Release Team of Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol on a boat trying to free the animal from where it was stuck

Video footage showed the Marine Animal Release Team of Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol on a boat trying to free the animal from where it was stuck

The whale rushed around when the rescuers used a pole with a large knife attached in an attempt to help release it.

Eventually the whale was saved and he swam over the net without any problems.

The whale was a humpback calf, according to the ABC.

Guy Ely, officer of Queensland Boating and Fisheries, told Daily Mail Australia that the whale was released at 9.45 am after being reported at 7 am.

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& # 39; The whale was breathing and in a calm state as it was released and swam strongly away with its mother waiting nearby, & # 39; said Mr. Ely.

& # 39; Today's successful release is yet another demonstration of the expertise of our MART crews based in Mackay, the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast, who are highly skilled in safe release techniques for these animals. & # 39;

The mother of the whale was around during the whole trial and the couple then swam away together.

Guy Ely, officer of Queensland Boating and Fisheries, told Daily Mail Australia that the whale was released at 9.45 am after being reported at 7 am.

Guy Ely, officer of Queensland Boating and Fisheries, told Daily Mail Australia that the whale was released at 9.45 am after being reported at 7 am.

Guy Ely, officer of Queensland Boating and Fisheries, told Daily Mail Australia that the whale was released at 9.45 am after being reported at 7 am.

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But social media users were angry that the majestic creature was caught in the shark net at all.

& # 39; Let's submit a petition to the council to remove [the shark nets], & # 39; noticed a person,

Another said: & # 39; Remove the b *** dy nets in the whale season! Usually no one is swimming because it is too cold. & # 39;

A third person echoed sentiment and said the nets had to be removed because of the damage they inflict on marine animals.

Ely said that whaling entanglement is rare, with only 55 stuck since 2006, and MART just failed to save two.

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